In less than two decades, wine has gone from sideshow to main attraction at dinner parties in China. According to a The Wall Street Journal article, "China as a Vast Wine Market," wine sales grew by 20% between 2011 and 2012 -- to about $41 billion.
Meanwhile, as highlighted by PRI's The World, a ... More >>
Wine as an expression of a specific locale or terroir is what countless skilled winemakers strive to achieve. A noble goal to be sure, but one winery has taken the task a step further, specifically 22 miles further, offshore on Santa Catalina Island. Buffeted by salty ocean air, the island makes for ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with details of the encounter. First posted at 10:58 a.m.
A 15-year-old girl was nearly breakfast for a shark off the coast of Santa Catalina Island over the weekend.
The shark bit her paddleboard several times about a mile from Avalon, while she was 200 yards offshore Sunday ... More >>
A small plane crashed short of the runway on Santa Catalina Island Thursday afternoon. The pilot had radioed in, saying that he was suffering chest pains and possibly having a heart attack.
The plane crashed about two miles away in heavy mountain terrain near Echo Lake, Lt. Je ... More >>
Catalina Boaters Missing The Coast Guard is searching for two men who set sail on a 27-foot boat Friday from Santa Catalina Island to Santa Cruz. Associated PressThe Cardinal Makes an Offer Cardinal Roger Mahony will announce today that the L.A. Archdiocese will invite LAUSD Students to participate ... More >>
UCLA Lab Fire Fine The University of California, Los Angeles, was fined more than $31,000 by Cal/OSHA for safety violations in a 2008 fire that led to the death of a research assistant. L.A. TimesOakridge Residents Return After 170 days, residents of the mobile homes not destroyed by last year's Say ... More >>